EMMERDALE actor Tony Audenshaw has opened up about the loss of his wife Ruth to cancer - a battle which eerily followed a storyline he went through on the ITV soap.
The actor - who has been on the soap as Bob Hope since the year 2000 - lost
Emmerdale: Bob Hope and Laurel Thomas slept together recently [ITV]
Only recently on Emmerdale, Bob Hope has found himself embroiled in a love triangle with his wife Brenda Hope and good friend Laurel Thomas.
Bob and Laurel slept with each other last year after the former character was left grieving for her
Tony Audenshaw opened up about losing his wife in April 2017 [Getty]
His character Bob Hope cared for on-screen wife Brenda in 2013 when she went through a brain tumour.
Sadly, Tony’s wife Ruth went through a very similar ordeal when she died from pancreatic cancer earlier this year.
The series favourite has revealed that his character's on-screen fight to look after his wife ended up becoming an eerie echo in real-life after losing other half Ruth to the same disease
EMMERDALE actor Tony Audenshaw has opened up about the loss of his wife Ruth to cancer -